I Am Error: The Nintendo Family Computer / Entertainment System Platform (Platform Studies)

I Am Error: The Nintendo Family Computer /

The complex material histories of the Nintendo Entertainment System platform, from code to silicon, focusing on its technical constraints and its expressive affordances. In the 1987 Nintendo Entertainment System videogame Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, a character famously declared: I AM ERROR. Puzzled players assumed that this cryptic mesage was a programming flaw, but it was actually a clumsy Japanese-English translation of “My Name is Error,” a benign programmer's joke. In I AM ERROR Nathan Altice explores the complex material histories of the Nintendo Entertainment System (and its Japanese predecessor, the Family Computer), offering a detailed analysis of its programming and engineering, its expressive affordances, and its cultural significance.Nintendo games were rife with mistranslated texts, but, as Altice explains, Nintendo's translation challenges were not just linguistic but also material, with consequences beyond simple misinterpretation. Emphasizing the technical and material evolution of Nintendo's first cartridge-based platform, Altice describes the development of the Family Computer (or Famicom) and its computational architecture; the “translation” problems faced while adapting the Famicom for the U.S. videogame market as the redesigned Entertainment Syst...

  • ASIN: 0262028778

My Digital Entertainment for Seniors (Covers movies, TV, music, books and more on your smartphone, tablet, or computer)

My Digital Entertainment for Seniors (Covers movies, TV,

  Learn On-Demand TV, DVRs, Music, Games, Books, and More!   With My Digital Entertainment for Seniors, you’ll discover easy ways to access and experience entertainment using today’s technology, without getting confused or bogged down with techno-babble—and without spending a fortune. This easy-to-follow guide covers all aspects of entertainment—movies, TV shows, radio, music, newspapers and magazines, books, and more—whether you’re using a computer, mobile device, or other technology.   Specifically, you'll:   Get acquainted with all forms of digital entertainment that are available in everyday life, including on-demand TV shows, movies, music and radio programming, podcasts, eBooks and audiobooks, digital editions of newspapers and magazines, YouTube videos, and interactive games.Discover the difference between streaming and downloading content from the Internet to your computer or mobile device. Learn what equipment you’ll need and how to use this equipment, no matter how tech-savvy you are—or aren’t. Find out how to watch, listen to, and read what you want, when you want it, on your TV, desktop computer, notebook computer, smartphone, tablet, eBook reader, or gaming console. Learn what types of entertainment are available to use on eBook reade...

  • Brand: Pearson Que
  • ASIN: 0789756609

Darkstalkers: Official Complete Works Hardcover

Darkstalkers: Official Complete Works

Celebrating the franchise's 25th anniversary, this new hardcover edition of Darkstalkers: Official Complete Works is the ultimate compilation of Darkstalkers artwork and history! The book collects the spectacularly haunting artwork behind every Darkstalkers game, including key visuals, character illustrations, promotional artwork, rough concepts, and creator commentary. Also featured are multiple interviews with the creators behind the series, plus tribute pin-ups from your favorite Capcom artists!

  • ASIN: 1772941204

World of Eric Carle, Hear Bear Roar 30 Animal Sound Book - PI Kids (The World of Eric Carle: Play-a-sound)

World of Eric Carle, Hear Bear Roar 30

Your little animal lovers will love hearing the amazing art of Eric Carle come alive! This sound book includes 30 animal themed sound buttons to press and captivating creatures on each page making Hear Bear Roar an amazing and interactive adventure!This sound book is special because: Hands on interaction engages young readers Connecting words with pictures builds vocabulary Multisensory reading experiences stimulate the imaginations of young readers Features the amazing art of Eric Carle, writer and illustrator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Includes an amazing amount of animals: grizzly bear, deer, fox, wolf, dolphin, lobster, wale, blue jay, bee, owl, seagull, bat, spider, woodpecker, monkey, leopard, goat, eagle, polar bear, penguin, walrus, seal, buffalo, horse, elephant, snake, lion, prairie dog, mouse, and a brown bear

  • ASIN: 1450874770

Amazing Activity Book For Minecrafters: Puzzles, Mazes, Dot-To-Dot, Spot The Difference, Crosswords, Maths, Word Search And More (Unofficial Book) (Volume 1)

Amazing Activity Book For Minecrafters: Puzzles, Mazes, Dot-To-Dot,

This fun and engaging activity book is packed with different puzzles and games to keep avid Minecrafters entertained for hours! Wind you way through a mineshaft maze, play parkour game, unscramble secret messages and more. Clues and answers are provided. Each page can be colored in, too! Not an official Minecraft product.

  • ASIN: 1973919095

To Pixar and Beyond: My Unlikely Journey with Steve Jobs to Make Entertainment History

To Pixar and Beyond: My Unlikely Journey with

“Lovely and surprising . . . This delightful book is about finance, creative genius, workplace harmony, and luck.”—Fortune ”Enchanting,”—New York Times “I love this book! I think it is brilliant.”—Ed Catmull, cofounder and president of Pixar Animation, president of Disney Animation, and coauthor of the bestseller Creativity Inc.The revelatory saga of Pixar’s rocky start and improbable success After Steve Jobs was dismissed from Apple in the early 1990s, he turned his attention to a little‑known graphics company he owned called Pixar. One day, out of the blue, Jobs called Lawrence Levy, a Harvard‑trained lawyer and executive to whom he had never spoken before. He hoped to persuade Levy to help him pull Pixar back from the brink of failure.  This is the extraordinary story of what happened next: how Jobs and Levy concocted and pulled off a highly improbable plan that transformed Pixar into one of Hollywood’s greatest success stories. Levy offers a masterful, firsthand account of how Pixar rose from humble beginnings, what it was like to work so closely with Jobs, and how Pixar’s story offers profound lessons that can apply to many aspects of our lives.   “Part business book and part thriller—a tale that’s every bit as compelling as the ones Pi...

  • ASIN: B01912OSA0

Sauder 404958 Harvest Mill Computer Armoire, L: 10.38" x D: 19.50" x H: 23.00", Abbey Oak finish

Sauder 404958 Harvest Mill Computer Armoire, L: 10.38"

Stay organized, save space, and have plenty of working room with this computer armoire from the Harvest Mill collection. Behind its frame-paneled doors is hidden storage and space for your computer monitor, printer, CPU tower, speakers, and more. This computer cabinet features a slide-out keyboard/mouse shelf and printer shelf, a dedicated storage area for a vertical CPU tower and printer, and two adjustable shelves for versatile storage options. Finished in Abbey Oak, this space-saving computer desk armoire adds style and function to any room in your home.

  • Color: Abbey Oak
  • Brand: Sauder
  • ASIN: B003LLBJ64
  • UPC: 714547224392

Exhalation: Stories

Exhalation:

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“Lean, relentless, and incandescent.” —Colson WhiteheadFrom the acclaimed author of Stories of Your Life and Others—the basis for the Academy Award –nominated film Arrival: a groundbreaking new collection of short fiction."THE UNIVERSE BEGAN AS AN ENORMOUS BREATH BEING HELD."In these nine stunningly original, provocative, and poignant stories, Ted Chiang tackles some of humanity’s oldest questions along with new quandaries only he could imagine. In “The Merchant and the Alchemist’s Gate,” a portal through time forces a fabric seller in ancient Baghdad to grapple with past mistakes and second chances. In “Exhalation,” an alien scientist makes a shocking discovery with ramifications that are literally universal. In “Anxiety Is the Dizziness of Freedom,” the ability to glimpse into alternate universes necessitates a radically new examination of the concepts of choice and free will. Including stories being published for the first time as well as some of his rare and classic uncollected work, Exhalation is Ted Chiang at his best: profound, sympathetic—revelatory.

  • ASIN: 1101947888

The Hidden Power of F*cking Up

The Hidden Power of F*cking

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe Try Guys deliver their first book—an inspirational self-improvement guide that teaches you that the path to success is littered with humiliating detours, embarrassing mistakes, and unexpected failures.To be our best selves, we must become secure in our insecurities. In The Hidden Power of F*cking Up, The Try Guys - Keith, Ned, Zach, and Eugene - reveal their philosophy of trying: how to fully embrace fear, foolishness, and embarrassment in an effort to understand how we all get paralyzed by a fear of failure. They’ll share how four shy, nerdy kids have dealt with their most poignant life struggles by attacking them head-on and reveal their - ahem - sure-fail strategies for achieving success.But they’re not just here to talk; they’re actually going to put their advice to work. To demonstrate their unique self-improvement formula, they’ll each personally confront their deepest insecurities. A die-hard meat-lover goes vegan for the first time. A straight-laced father transforms into a fashionista. A perpetually single sidekick becomes the romantic lead. A child of divorce finally grows more intimate with his family. Through their insightful, emotional journeys and surprising, hilarious anecdotes, they’ll help you overcome your own self-dou...

  • Brand: AMERICAN WEST BOOKS
  • ASIN: 0062879618

The Complete Guide to Blender Graphics: Computer Modeling & Animation, Fifth Edition

The Complete Guide to Blender Graphics: Computer Modeling

Blender™ is a free Open Source 3D Creation Suite supporting the entire modeling and animation pipeline – modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking. The program also includes Video Editing and Grease Pencil 2D Animation. The program is free to download and use by anyone for anything. The Complete Guide to Blender Graphics: Modeling and Animation, 5th Edition is a unified manual describing the operation of Blender version 2.80 with its New Improved Interface, New Workspaces and New Eevee Render System. This book introduces the program's Graphical User Interface and shows how to implement tools for modeling and animating characters and creating scenes with the application of color, texture and special lighting effects. Key Features: The book is designed to lead new users into the world of computer graphics using Blender 2.80 and to be a reference for established Blender artists. The book presents instruction in a series of short chapters with visual references and practical examples. Instructions are structured in a building-block fashion using contents in earlier chapters to explain more complex operations in later chapters.

  • ASIN: 0367184753
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